EDUC 677: Foundations of Bilingual/ESL and Multicultural Education

Academic Year:
Fall 2013
Day and Time:
Wednesdays, 4:00 -6:30pm
Instructor:

In this graduate course students explore the political, philosophical, and pedagogical foundations of multicultural education through engaging various approaches to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse student populations, including Latinos in the Americas. Students will examine, from different theoretical and political perspectives, the nature of pluralism and intergroup relations in society. You will analyze the influences on learning of socio-cultural and sociopolitical variables such as ethnicity, language, and social class background among others; to understand how structures, policies, and practices in schools may perpetuate inequities and discrimination or may be transformed.

Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean, or Latino Content:
Spire:
32644